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#1 of 395 Abby_B

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Posted June 23 2006 - 07:35 AM

I was reading through the commercials that irritate you thread, and thought perhaps there should be a counterpart.

Hmmm. commercials I like. I like a few actually (I watch a lot of TV, so I see alot.) I used to love those "not going anywhere for a while" Snickers ads, especially the one with the crazy guy with the magazine of a panda (the "pretty pretty dancing!" one - anybody else remember that one?).

These days I like the new Ford commerical with Taylor Hicks (because I love me some Taylor), and the Citibank ads about idenity theft, which are funny AND educational! Another one I saw recently that i thought was really interesting was the new Land Rover LR3 commercial where a Land Rover uses its GPS system to guide an airplane - I thought that was really cool because it was so unique, I can't think of anything attempting a stunt like that before - it was real! (I even googled and found a clip of how they did it, a little: http://www.vimeo.com/clip:73729)

What do you guys think is a good commercial? Or makes a good commercial - instead of one you want to scream everytime you see it?

#2 of 395 EricW

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Posted June 23 2006 - 07:56 AM

i usually like Nike and Axe Effect commercials.
also check out Wes Anderson's amex commercial on the amex website:
"now, if that's a fact, tell me... am i lying?"

#3 of 395 David Williams

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Posted June 23 2006 - 08:08 AM

The Citibank ads are probably the best commercials this side of the 1984 Macintosh Ad (the gold standard). The Trunk Monkey ads run a close second.

I thought the Wes Anderson ad was idiotic, but that's just mho.
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#4 of 395 Greg_S_H

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Posted June 23 2006 - 08:13 AM

It's not effective, because I don't remember the car in question, but I like the "silly little fairy" car ad. The one with the cute characters is kind of annoying, though I did find myself picking up the "it scares the *bleep* out of me!" line.

I like the TGIFriday's ad where the guys are grunting out the foods they have.

"Beeeeeeeef!"

"Ribbbbbbbbbs!"

"Pooooooork!"

"VEGETABLE MEDLEY! (awkward silence) Sausage!"

They often edit it down to where he goes straight to "sausage!" Sucks.

#5 of 395 Michael:M

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Posted June 23 2006 - 08:24 AM

My favorite commercial remains the Volkswagon Cabriolet commercial using Nick Drake's "Pink Moon." Sweet, melancholy and evocative, and barely about the car.
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#6 of 395 Greg_S_H

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Posted June 23 2006 - 09:52 AM

I hated the Wes Anderson American Express ad, and didn't care for the M. Night one, but the Tiger Woods one reminds me of a good Nike ad about him and his father that aired on Fathers' Day.

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Posted June 24 2006 - 03:30 AM

Submitted for your laughter...

Sprint: Locker Room Ad

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#8 of 395 Greg_S_H

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Posted June 24 2006 - 05:30 AM

"I'm filing a grievance, Ben."

#9 of 395 Thi Them

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Posted June 24 2006 - 06:06 AM

I like the Mercury commercials with that spokesmodel.

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#10 of 395 Greg_S_H

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Posted June 24 2006 - 08:55 AM

She was mentioned in the annoying commercials thread. As a commercial somebody liked. Posted Image

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She's the co-star of the new Blade TV series.

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Posted June 24 2006 - 12:14 PM

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#12 of 395 Thi Them

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Posted June 24 2006 - 05:02 PM

How could anyone find her annoying?

She's hot! Posted Image

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#13 of 395 Greg_S_H

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Posted June 24 2006 - 05:37 PM

They didn't. We took a swerve into commercials we liked for a little bit.

#14 of 395 Thi Them

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Posted June 24 2006 - 05:44 PM

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Yummy.

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Posted June 24 2006 - 07:23 PM

She sort of has an Evangeline Lilly thing going on. Whatever it is, it's working.

#16 of 395 Thi Them

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Posted June 25 2006 - 05:22 AM

Yeah, I notice the EL thing now that you mentioned it. She has some new pics at FHM: http://www.fhmus.com...._id=1&stn_id=1

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Posted June 25 2006 - 05:27 AM

Thi, that picture you posted...it reminds me of the Tomboy girl you knew as a kid, but when she grew up, she got 'hot' - there's definitely an 'approachable' beauty to her.

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Posted June 25 2006 - 06:01 AM

Reminds me of Cameron Diaz.

(I never saw the commercial, so maybe it's just this one photo.)


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#19 of 395 Lucia Duran

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Posted June 25 2006 - 06:16 AM

I normally mute or turn off commercials, but I will say I do enjoy this one particular ad for an insurance company ( can't think of which)...

Guy bends down to pick up a stuffed animal that a young child sitting in a stroller drops. Next we see the women who was pushing the stroller move a coffee cup away from the edge of the table for some guy. Someone from the coffee shop notices and then does another random act of kindness in turn. This whole commercial is one continueous RAOK until at the end they show the guy from the original RAOK pushing his young child in a stroller and another passerby bends down to pick up a toy the child drops.

It's just a nice commercial.
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#20 of 395 Thi Them

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Posted June 25 2006 - 07:01 AM

Lucia, I like that commercial, too.

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Thi, that picture you posted...it reminds me of the Tomboy girl you knew as a kid, but when she grew up, she got 'hot' - there's definitely an 'approachable' beauty to her.

In that FHM interview, she says she thought she was a boy until 12.

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